User Tag List

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 18 to 34 of 105
  1. #18
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    In extreme cases, the axial twist to the cross string can pop the string in one session.

  2. #19
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Other people get a different set of requirements .

  3. #20
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,983
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    on top of that, i find that the string has a tendency to get twisted when i tension pre-weaved string. the amount of twist causes torsional stress on the string as well as extra friction and damage to the coating.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    In extreme cases, the axial twist to the cross string can pop the string in one session.
    i find that local pre-weave of 4-5 strings is ok. anything beyond 5 strings, twists will start developing. seems to be worse in the shared holes when the main string is restricting the movement of the cross when pulled.

  4. #21
    Regular Member Mark A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    St Helens, UK
    Posts
    4,397
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    In extreme cases, the axial twist to the cross string can pop the string in one session.
    It also causes the string to project further out from the frame, increasing the risk of snapping it by glancing contacts with other rackets/the floor etc.

    It's largely cosmetic, though, and being OCD even that single x-over annoyed me.

  5. #22
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,983
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    In extreme cases, the axial twist to the cross string can pop the string in one session.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    It also causes the string to project further out from the frame, increasing the risk of snapping it by glancing contacts with other rackets/the floor etc.

    It's largely cosmetic, though, and being OCD even that single x-over annoyed me.
    i believe Pete was talking about the twisting due to tensioning a pre-strung racket and not about crossover.

  6. #23
    Regular Member Sgbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Stringing has taught me to believe and being persistant in what i do. Stringing is easy. Its the process of getting past problems that is heart wrenching and frustrating.

    What i would like to share is, not to give up at the initial stages. When i first started, i rely on videos and advices from proshops/coaches etc. When i first started, i have to admit, my stringing was sucky. String tension wasnt up to standard, (i even strung a friend's racket 76holes with the wrong stringing pattern). Strings kinked but i just tried to pull my way through the shared grommet.

    It takes alot of persistence and support from friends to be the stringer i am today and i am proud of it!

    My ever encouraging girlfriend is always there to say "its ok, just learn from it". punchclear who gave me lots of advices on stringing. Friends who have trusted me with their rackets from the initial stages till now. Thank you!

    *As i am pretty small in size, and i just got a new machine with stand, my mum even jokingly offered to get a stool for me to stand on it.

    Just never give up, there are tons of videos out there and advices in this forum. If anything that you cant find, just ask, bc is such a friendly forum I am pretty sure, we have the best badminton home stringers in this forum, and even some pros.

    Have fun stringing guys!

  7. #24
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    SINGAPORE
    Posts
    341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgbad View Post
    ...My ever encouraging girlfriend is always there to say "its ok, just learn from it". punchclear who gave me lots of advices on stringing. Friends who have trusted me with their rackets from the initial stages till now...
    Erm... I know:
    - Your girlfriend encourages you, and
    - Friends trust you 100% with their rackets
    But...
    I don"t EVER recall having 'given you advice' on stringing...
    If anything, its YOU who keeps 'prodding and poking' me to improve as a stringer...
    And seriously...
    Sgbad is truly a stringer of the highest pedigree.

  8. #25
    Regular Member pBmMalaysia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Kuching, Malaysia, Malaysia
    Posts
    4,723
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i find that local pre-weave of 4-5 strings is ok. anything beyond 5 strings, twists will start developing. seems to be worse in the shared holes when the main string is restricting the movement of the cross when pulled.
    yes, fine string especialy the braided type willl get twisted and 'injured'.

    but I could see a majority of stringers all go for the completed weave,

    I still remember those stringers in jakarta doing the pulling in less than 10min,

    there was 2 dept - the weavers and the pullers lol

    here we can say they can't be professionals but when you see their string jobs

    it was fantastic, they can pull the string until the string is near its maximum without breaking the racket !

  9. #26
    Regular Member Sgbad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by punchclear View Post
    Erm... I know:
    - Your girlfriend encourages you, and
    - Friends trust you 100% with their rackets
    But...
    I don"t EVER recall having 'given you advice' on stringing...
    If anything, its YOU who keeps 'prodding and poking' me to improve as a stringer...
    And seriously...
    Sgbad is truly a stringer of the highest pedigree.
    Thank you Master.

  10. #27
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,983
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    and i just hit 60.

    recently it seems like everyone are breaking strings. must be the weather.

  11. #28
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    and i just hit 60.

    recently it seems like everyone are breaking strings. must be the weather.
    ... or the steroids.
    (all the "kids" are so buffed these days. Good for them. And good for the stringing business!)

    Did my twelfth last night. Beautiful red Mizuno string given freely by a generous Ailuropoda melanoleuca.
    ______________

    Getting a reputation can be tricky. Even when you're just stringing free for friends:

    My first "customer" had the strings break within a week. I re-did it against my better judgement because the grommets were ratty. Sure enough, the second job didn't last any longer. Not so good for the rep.
    My second customer dared only give me a back-up (wise man). I thought I did a good job but after several months he has not condescended to use it.
    My third customer had his racket stolen before he got to hit one shot!
    C'est la vie!

  12. #29
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,983
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    Getting a reputation can be tricky. Even when you're just stringing free for friends:

    My first "customer" had the strings break within a week. I re-did it against my better judgement because the grommets were ratty. Sure enough, the second job didn't last any longer. Not so good for the rep.
    My second customer dared only give me a back-up (wise man). I thought I did a good job but after several months he has not condescended to use it.
    My third customer had his racket stolen before he got to hit one shot!
    C'est la vie!
    tough to string free. people usually associate cost with quality. so if you go too cheap, people think you are just beginner and screwed up their racket.

  13. #30
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    What about bartering ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    tough to string free. people usually associate cost with quality. so if you go too cheap, people think you are just beginner and screwed up their racket.

  14. #31
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,983
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    What about bartering ?
    Pete what kind of service are you looking for?

  15. #32
    Regular Member ctjcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    u.s.a.
    Posts
    19,157
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    tough to string free. people usually associate cost with quality. so if you go too cheap, people think you are just beginner and screwed up their racket.
    ..at the same time, if one charges too expensive and then the string breaks in a very short time, then people think the stringer is ripping people off..yes, i've heard people complain abt that. So, instead, they'll try to find other reasonably aka cheaper priced stringing service..
    For myself, i've been fortunate to find very good and reliable stringing service (labor only) for under $10, even under $8 (playing avg 2x a week)..

  16. #33
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    tough to string free. people usually associate cost with quality. so if you go too cheap, people think you are just beginner and screwed up their racket.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    What about bartering ?
    For those stringing jobs mentioned above I received a T-shirt and an IOU for 2 beer!

    I'd be leery of bartering with Pete_LSD. He has strange and expensive tastes:

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ion&highlight=
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ons&highlight=
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ars&highlight=

  17. #34
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    INA
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i find that local pre-weave of 4-5 strings is ok. anything beyond 5 strings, twists will start developing. seems to be worse in the shared holes when the main string is restricting the movement of the cross when pulled.
    Well Kwun, i find that preweave must be done on 76 holes, cos hole A9 or A10 get covered by main loop.
    I broke the string when try to move the main loop, anyone suggest better option for that problem?

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone learned from coach Raymond Wu?
    By kisuke in forum Canada East
    Replies: 2
    : 09-30-2013, 01:45 AM
  2. Tan Kim Her: Learned a Lot in Korea but now Hopes for English Medals
    By ants in forum Korea Professional Players
    Replies: 2
    : 05-27-2007, 05:38 AM
  3. Lesson to be learned.
    By shawntn in forum General Forum
    Replies: 13
    : 03-23-2004, 04:50 AM
  4. How are tactics/strategies learned?
    By Joseph in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 8
    : 09-24-2002, 06:33 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •